Welcome to our Local Authority Internal Audit Virtual Forum. A monthly virtual forum aimed at internal auditors in local authorities, providing an open environment to share knowledge and experience, air concerns and support each other under Chatham House rules.
Our Local Authority Internal Audit Virtual Forums are interactive MS Teams-based discussions which invite you to converse and collaborate with peers, section 151 officers, and guest speakers (usually subject matter experts), and share your own experiences. The Institute also offers technical and practical guidance where relevant.
Originally set up in response to pandemic challenges, the forum is now a fundamental source of interaction and support for members on a wide range of topics.
The forum is chaired by Piyush Fatania, a member of our council, with support from John Wood, our CEO, Liz Sandwith, our Chief Professional Practices Advisor, and Derek Jamieson, our Regions Director.
The forum is invitation-only. Please contact Liz Sandwith (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request an invitation or to offer to present.
All meetings take place monthly on a Wednesday at 15:30 on MS Teams and run for 45 minutes.
Stay abreast of our forums as they happen. To help you keep track and understand what's covered, we have labelled all of our recent forums by their headline topics.
24 November | Organisational change and digital transformation
27 October | Culture - EDI
29 September | Risk in Focus 2022
25 August | Fraud
21 July | Financial stability and cost containment
23 June | Inspirational leadership
21 April | ESG - Modern slavery and climate change
24 March | Cybersecurity
17 February | Independence and objectivity
20 January | HIA annual opinion
9 December | Data analytics
25 November | Agile auditing
28 October | Risk in Focus 2021
23 September | Sir Tony Redmond
26 August | Stakeholder expectations
29 July | Covid-19 lessons
Guidance on providing an opinion during the pandemic crisis.